Anthony Cabot

Distinguished Fellow in Gaming Law, William S. Boyd School of Law
Advisor, International Center for Gaming Regulation at UNLV
Expertise: Gaming law, Sports wagering, Gaming regulation, International casino law, Internet gaming, Problem gambling


Anthony Cabot is a Distinguished Fellow in Gaming Law and serves on the Board of Advisors for the International Center for Gaming Regulation at UNLV. Cabot has also been an active member of the Gaming Law Advisory Council at the William S. Boyd School of Law since 2009.

Before joining the university in 2018, Cabot was a private practice gaming attorney for 37 years and received multiple awards, including recognition by Best Lawyers in America for gaming law from 2004 to 2017.

He has authored or co-authored numerous books and chapters on gaming law, including Sports Wagering in America, Policies, Economics and Regulation (2018), The Law of Gambling and Regulated ‎Gaming: Cases and Materials (2d 2015), Practical Casino Math (2d ed. 2005), Casino Credit and Collections (2003), International Casino Law (3rd ed. January 1999), and Federal Gaming Law (1999). He also co-edited Regulating Land-based Casinos (2d. 2018) and Regulating Internet Gaming: Challenges and Opportunities (2013).

Cabot is an honorary president and serves on the academic council to the Asia Pacific Association for the Study of Gambling and Commercial Gaming, an organization made up of professors from the entire Asian region including Taiwan, Japan, China, Macau, and Australia. Additionally, he is a founder and past president of the International Masters of Gaming Law, past president of the Nevada Gaming Attorneys Association, past general counsel to the International Association of Gaming Attorneys, an appointed member of the Governor's Advisory Committee on Problem Gambling for the State of Nevada,  and director and vice president of the Nevada Council on Problem Gambling (2009-present).


  • J.D., Law, Arizona State University College of Law
  • B.A., Social Service, Cleveland State University

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Anthony Cabot In The News
May 6, 2021
The recent case of a woman charged with threatening lawyers representing Caesars Entertainment is an unusual circumstance, according to a law professor. The threats reportedly came in response to an employee getting fired at a Las Vegas hotel-casino.
Card Player
April 15, 2021
Nevada casinos could operate at 100% capacity as soon as June 1 after Gov. Steve Sisolak gave a more distinct timeline for his reopening plans.
EGR Global
January 27, 2021
As Donald Trump exited the White House for the final time on January 20, 2021, the industry hit a key turning point in its evolution as the New Hampshire Lottery (NHL) defeated the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) latest Wire Act Opinion.
CDC Gaming Reports, Inc.
January 21, 2021
In the two years since the U.S. Department of Justice revised its 2011 opinion on the Federal Wire Act in an effort to halt the expansion of online casino gaming, the activity has grown from three states to five with Michigan becoming the sixth state on Friday.

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Campus News | February 3, 2021
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Campus News | October 30, 2014
Boyd School of Law to launch country's first gaming law degree.